The Certificate I in Spoken and Written English course aims to prepare students of a non-English speaking background with the English language skills needed to continue to other English as a Second Language (ESL) courses at a higher level.
This course is also delivered as part of the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP). The program helps new migrants learn basic English skills that will assist them to successfully and confidently participate socially and economically in Australian society. The AMEP is available to migrants from the family, skilled and humanitarian visa streams. An assessment prior to commencement will help determine at what level you join the course.
For more information on the AMEP, please visit: https://www.kangan.edu.au/amep
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|Module Code||Module Title||Nominal Hours
|SWEELC001||Listen to and engage in short simple social conversations (SWEELC001)||120
|SWEELT001||Listen to and engage in short simple spoken transactions (SWEELT001)||120
|SWERWI001||Read and write simple personal information (SWERWI001)||40
|SWERWT001||Read and write simple social texts (SWERWT001)||120
|SWERWT002||Read and write simple transactional texts (SWERWT002)||120
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessment may include written, oral or practical assessment methods. You will know in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate. There is the opportunity for reassessment and appeal and you will be given this information.
This course is delivered as part of the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP).
The AMEP reforms
Migrants can now stay in the program longer and the previous 510-hour cap has been removed. People who were previously not eligible may now be eligible.
- you can now access unlimited hours of English classes until you reach vocational English
- you can apply to enrol, even if you’ve enrolled in AMEP before and have been living in Australia for many years
- you can keep studying, even if you’ve completed 510 hours (the previous limit), until you reach vocational English
To find out more about the eligibility criteria, please visit : https://www.kangan.edu.au/amep
What will I study?
You will study English language including speaking, listening, reading, writing, non-verbal communication and settlement topics.
Some or all of this training is provided with State or Federal Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!
You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!
To you check your eligibility click here.
Free TAFE and JobTrainer courses only: Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses. Please note that these tuition rates only apply to courses offered under the Free TAFE or JobTrainer schemes.
The fees listed below relate to 2022 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.
Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.
Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.
Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2).
Indicative total tuition fee#
Indicative total tuition fee#
# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student.
Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply such as the Student Support Fee.
Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee and non-tuition fees (table 1) and any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2).
The following fee categories are exempt from the SSF -
ASH: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Concession
ASZ: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Non-concession
X: Community-based Orders/Judy Lazarus Transition Centre
OZ: International Student
YTC: Young People Transitioning From Care – Concession
YTN: Young People Transitioning From Care - No Concession
student contact hours
Government Subsidised $/SCH
Indigenous Concession $/SCH
Full fee $/SCH
^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.
*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2022. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student. If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees.
For more information about our fees structure, click here.
What costs and other fees should I expect?
Contact the Vocational English unit on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or email@example.com for a fee schedule.
Can I apply?
Yes you can. There are no pre-requisites for this course.
To apply for the Certificate I in Spoken and Written English, you need to contact the Vocational English Language Unit on 1300 675 676 to book an assessment interview which will determine current language and literacy levels and course eligibility.
Ongoing enrolments are available for government funded programs including the AMEP. Contact the Vocational English Language Unit on 1300 675 676 to book an interview.
Where and how can I study?
We deliver this course at the following locations:
- Kangan Institute Broadmeadows Campus
- Kangan Institute Docklands Campus
- Hume Global Learning Centre (Craigieburn)
What employment opportunities will I have?
While this course does not provide direct employment outcomes, it prepares students of a non-English speaking background with the English language skills needed to access VET Training and employment.
Upon completion, students will have access to a wide range of TAFE courses to pursue training and a career of their choice in the same supportive environment that they undertook their English studies in.
What skills will I have when I complete this course?
Upon completion, you will receive the Certificate I in Spoken and Written English (10727NAT). This program is nationally recognised as part of the Australian Qualifications Framework.
What qualifications will I receive?
On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the (Certificate I in Spoken and Written English - 10727NAT). As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.
What opportunities for further studies will I have?
Students successfully completing the Certificate I in Spoken and Written English (10727NAT) can undertake the Certificate II in Spoken and Written English (10728NAT). Students who continue through the certifications and complete the Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English (10730NAT) will have the English language skills to undertake vocational training and studies of their choice at Kangan Institute.
How do I apply?
To apply for the course, you can either use the online application or enquiry option (at the top of this page) or contact the Vocational English unit on 1300 675 676 to book an assessment interview which will help determine current language literacy levels as well as eligibility.
How will I be selected for this course?
You will need to attend an interview to determine current language levels and to ensure you are placed in a suitable class.